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How do other children in the world celebrate the holidays?

Children in England hung socks on their mantles to be filled with goodies.

In Denmark, children look for an almond in their rice pudding for good luck in the new year.

Most families in France display a nativity.

St. Lucia wears a wreath of seven candles to light her way as she serves warm drinks and treats in Sweden.

Trees for decoration were first used in Germany.

Dutch children leave carrots in their shoes for Sinterklaas’ white horse. The carrots are replaced with small gifts.

In Italy, children await La Befana, the Christmas witch, to bring gifts for the good children and punishment for the bad.

Mexican children get candy from a pinata by hitting it with a stick until it breaks.

Homes in Spain display candles and lamps in their windows at night.

People of Jewish faith celebrate Hanukkah with a Menorah.

In Russia, sleigh-rides are a special treat.

In a America we have many different cultures and celebrate the Holidays in many different ways.

What is your favorite way to celebrate the Holidays?

Happy Holidays to All!

Holidays around the world  

Main festivities around the world

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